5 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Attic Insulation

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 by Paul Gassett

Your home’s attic insulation has an important job -- especially in the winter. It keeps the warm air generated by your furnace inside, keeps cold air out, and helps control moisture levels in your home. Unfortunately, insulation doesn't last forever and there are ways to help you tell if it's time to replace it.

Your Energy Bill is Through the Roof

If you've lived in your home for a number of years and are starting to notice higher heating bills as the temperatures in Harford County start to drop, it could mean your attic insulation is wearing thin. New attic insulation can save up to 15% on annual heating and cooling bills.

Your Home Has Become Drafty

When insulation is worn, cold air from outside can leak in through the roof and walls, which can actually feel like a light breeze blowing through your home. Replacin your insulation can reduce or eliminate these drafts.

Some Rooms Are Warmer Than Others

When the attic needs new insulation or if it was never properly insulated, the temperature in certain rooms will be inconsistent with others. Your son's room might always be cold in winter and hot in summer, or you may notice that a certain room is colder than the rest this year. You'll be suprised at how 

You See Icicles on the Roof 

We haven't had much snow and ice in Bel Air yet, but if you remember seeing icicles hanging from the roof last year, you may have an attic insulation issue. Heat from your living space can rise right through the roof if your attic insulation is worn out, which will melt snow quickly. But then by the time the melted snow (water) reaches the edge of the roof and gutters, it will form heavy icicles when it freezes again. This can damage your roof, which can end up costing a lot more to fix than it would to have just replaced your attic insulation. 

Your Attic Insulation is Visiby Old or Worn

If you see water spots or mold, or less than 10 inches of insulation throughout your attic, it's probably time to replace it. You should also call right away if you can see shiny flakes in your insulation, as this is probably asbestos and needs to be removed by a specialist. 

Dr. Energy Saver Green Machine Would Love to Tell You More About the Benefits of Replacing Attic Insulation

It's always amazing when customers find out how much they can save on energy bills and how much more comfortable their rooms can be -- just by having attic insulation replaced. Just give us a call and we'll set up a convenient time to examine your attic. 


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